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Stirling Alb 2-3 Partick Thistle

Homecoming Scottish Cup

Partick Thistle were given a fright from Second Division Stirling Albion before securing a narrow cup victory.

Albion's Martin Grehan put two headers wide before Thistle's Scott Chaplin drove home following Simon Donnelly's flick-on from a Ryan McStay corner.

Gary Harkins converted a penalty for the Jags but Craig Molloy netted a loose ball to reduce the deficit.

Liam Buchanan headed home Thistle's third but Albion set up a tense last few minutes with Paul Murphy's goal.

Stirling Albion: Christie, Lawrie, Lowing (Waddell 77), Graham (Ross 46), Gibb, Molloy, Corr (Hamilton 70), Murphy, Grehan, McKenna, Docherty. Subs Not Used: Devine, Hogarth.

Booked: Lowing, Gibb, Murphy, Grehan.

Goals: Molloy 55, Murphy 89.

Partick Thistle: Jonathan Tuffey, Paton, McKinlay, McStay (Turner 60), Archibald (MacBeth 82), Maxwell, Chaplain, Rowson, Buchanan, Donnelly (Roberts 70), Harkins. Subs Not Used: Michael Robertson, Hinchcliffe.

Booked: Roberts, Jonathan Tuffey.

Goals: Chaplain 28, Harkins 33 pen, Buchanan 83.

Att: 1,472

Ref: C Richmond

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